Huttant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Huttant name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the regions of Hutton. There are no fewer than twenty-nine parishes or townships in England named Hutton.
Early Origins of the Huttant family
The surname Huttant was first found in Lancashire at Hutton, a township, in the parish of Penwortham, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland. An early charter or "inspeximus," in the 7th and 8th year of King Richard II's reign, mentions various charters of the abbey of St. Mary, Cockersand.
One of those charters lists Helias, son of Roger de Hoton, as holding a grant from a "distant period" to a house and three carucates of land in "Hottun," in "Leylondeschire."  Essentially, it was a grant for the whole town of Hottun.
Priest-Hutton is another township in Lancashire. "The manor is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and belonged to the Saxon Gilmichel. Adam de Hoton was one of the witnesses to Walter de Lyndesay's charter of liberties to Warton." 
Hoton is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was first listed as Hohtone.  Literally this place name means, "farmstead on a spur of land," from the Old English words "hoh" + "tun." 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included two early spellings of the family: Thomas de Hoton, Lincolnshire; and John de Hoton in Northumberland. And the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: William de Hoton; Ricardus de Hoton; and Alexander de Hoton as all holding lands there at that time. 
Further to the north in Scotland, "Symon de Hotun was juror on an inquest held before the sheriff of Lanark, 1263 and John Hudton was abbot of Cupar in 1460." 
Early History of the Huttant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huttant research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1614, 1621, 1649, 1654, 1505, 1597, 1666, 1626, 1693, 1758, 1747, 1757, 1757, 1758, 1529, 1606, 1595, 1606, 1557, 1632, 1557, 1574, 1561, 1639, 1568, 1566, 1639, 1573, 1585, 1619, 1529, 1606, 1712, 1598, 1582, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Huttant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huttant Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Huttant were recorded, including Hutton, Hutten and others.
Early Notables of the Huttant family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Hutton, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1505; Matthew Hutton (1597-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1626; Matthew Hutton (1693-1758), Archbishop of York (1747-1757) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1757 to 1758), descendant of Matthew Hutton (1529-1606), Archbishop of York (1595-1606.)
Leonard Hutten (1557?-1632), English divine and antiquary, born about 1557, was educated on the foundation at Westminster School, whence he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1574. 
Sir Richard Hutton (1561?-1639), was an English judge, second son of Anthony Hutton, of Hutton Hall, Penrith, Cumberland. 
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Migration of the Huttant family to Ireland
Some of the Huttant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huttant migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Huttant family emigrate to North America:
Huttant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Huttant, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)